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16 Sep 2016 description

Thanks to a unique fund, 38,000 vulnerable residents of four separate countries received timely life-saving support over the summer from four members of the Humanitarian Coalition.

06 Feb 2015 description

Vienna, Austria, February 6, 2015. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed new loan agreements totaling over US$140 million to help boost socio-economic development in six partner countries. The agreements were signed by OFID Director-General Mr Suleiman J Al-Herbish and various ministers and other high-ranking officials of the beneficiary countries.

The bulk of the funding will help fund water-related projects aimed at helping strengthen the agriculture and water supply and sanitation sectors in the beneficiary countries.

26 May 2014 description

Executive Summary

The report synthesizes the main findings from evaluations in Bangladesh, Ethiopia,
Guatemala, Nepal, Senegal and Uganda that assessed the impact of WFP’s food for assets (FFA) activities and identified lessons on how to improve the orientation of food for assets towards achieving livelihoods resilience objectives

22 Aug 2012 description
report Save the Children

Sacred Heart School's Summer Students Sketch Storybook Illustrations for Save the Children's Global Literacy Program

WESTPORT, Conn. (August 21, 2012) — Students from high-tech Silicon Valley are going low-tech to boost reading skills of young children in developing countries.

Summer students at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, Calif. put pencil and paint to paper over the past two weeks in an illustration workshop to create storybook drawings for children in some of the most under-resourced pockets of Africa and Asia.

17 Jul 2012 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

The ‘Value Girls’ from Lake Victoria’s Shores

Decades of U.S. Assistance Show Economic Achievement Pays Dividends

A Right to Land

Sara Gets the Message: Texts Plant Profits for Malawi Farmers

Palestinian ‘Liquid Gold’

Haiti’s Road Less Traveled

From Brick and Mortar to Stainless Steel: Investor Voices Help Build a Better Business

The Mile Between the Market and the Farm

Achieving Growth by Changing Mindsets

Your Voice: A Seed in the Desert and a Seat at the Table

09 Sep 2011 description

YOKOHAMA - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed this week a donation package of some JPY 2.3 billion from the Government of Japan. The contribution will provide urgently needed food and nutritional assistance to the most vulnerable people in six different countries.

06 Sep 2011 description

This background paper attempts to expand our understanding of the gender-differentiated impact of shocks on assets through a literature review on shocks and gendered asset dynamics and an analysis of new panel data (2007 and 2009) from Uganda and Bangladesh looking at the impact of negative shocks and positive events on men’s and women’s assets. We take advantage of detailed assets and shocks modules to disaggregate the type of shock between covariate and idiosyncratic shocks and types of assets according to ownership (joint, husband’s, and wife’s assets).

17 Aug 2011 description
  • Managing Konzo in DRC
  • Cash for work in urban Guinea
  • Income generation in Southern Sudan
  • National NGOs treat SAM in Niger
  • IYCF across sectors in Haiti
  • Pastoral malnutrition trends in Somalia
13 Jun 2011 description

The past two decades have delivered unprecedented progress and improvements in quality of life across the developing world. Poverty has fallen in most developing countries, and the number of low-income countries fell from 60 in 2003 to just 39 in 2009. Countries such as India and (particularly) China have managed to lift very large numbers of people out of extreme poverty. Progress has not been restricted to increases in income; many developing countries have also dramatically improved their access to vital services, such as education and health.

31 May 2011 description

Today the British Government sets out in detail how it will change the lives of millions of poor people around the world. The full release of the operational plans – available to download here – map out the results UK aid will achieve over the next four years in every country DFID works in.

The set of plans show exactly how Britain's aid programmes will deliver results and measure progress up to 2015, including:

In Bangladesh, lifting 5 million people out of extreme poverty

27 May 2011 description

This 50th edition of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with Rachel Houghton, focuses exclusively on partnerships in humanitarian action. Articles explore a wide range of different arrangements, including clusters, consortia and networks, involving NGOs, the UN, the private sector, academic researchers, ‘southern’ or local organisations and host governments.

04 Mar 2011 description

Highlights

Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons - In the past year, the movement of people within their country, and from one country or even continent to another has continued to rise. According to UNHCR (06/10) there were over 43 million forcibly displaced people worldwide at the end of 2009, which is the highest number since the mid-1990s.

01 Mar 2011 description

Executive Summary

1. The Multilateral Aid Review was commissioned to assess the value for money for UK aid of funding through multilateral organisations. Forty-three organisations were assessed. Nine were deemed to offer very good value for money, sixteen to offer good value for money, nine to offer adequate value for money, and nine to offer poor value for money for UK aid.

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23 Nov 2010 description

ROME - One of the easiest ways to help a hungry child this Thanksgiving holiday is to play Freerice (http://www.freerice.com/), the unique online game that allows participants to give rice to the hungry with the click of a mouse.

"This Thanksgiving weekend, Americans will consume around one quarter of a billion turkeys at a time when almost one billion people around the world are hungry," said Nancy Roman, Director of Communications, Public Policy and Private Partnerships at the United Nations World …

31 Dec 2009 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, signed by President Obama on March 11, 2009, provided $75 million in agriculture funds targeted to food security. These funds provide essential continuity to programs begun in 2008 and allow new investments to build a foundation for the launch in 2010 of a broader long-term strategy to sustainably reduce hunger and malnutrition.

A larger food security strategy is currently being developed under the leadership of the Department of State.

15 Dec 2009 description
report Oxfam

Verdict Delivered At World's First International Climate Hearing

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson, former UN Commissioner for Human Rights, delivered a global verdict on the human cost of climate change today.

The judgment was passed at the world's first international climate hearing, hosted by Oxfam during Humanitarian Day at the Copenhagen Climate Summit.

16 Oct 2009 description
report ActionAid

ActionAid's HungerFREE Scorecard Investigates why a Billion People are Hungry

Executive Summary

Over one billion people - a sixth of humanity - don't have enough to eat. Almost a third of the world's children are growing up malnourished. This is perhaps one of the most shameful achievements of recent history, since there is no good reason for anyone to go hungry in today's world.

Even before the food and financial crises, the number of people facing chronic malnutrition was extremely high, and falling extremely slowly. Since 2005, it has jumped by 20 percent.

03 Aug 2009 description

Briefing Paper 51

Evidence from 10 country case studies

Key points

- The financial crisis will exacerbate poverty and inequality and undermine progress towards the MDGs - the nature of this impact will vary between and within countries

- Social protection responses to the crisis in developing countries have been marginal in scale

- Developing countries need to address the immediate needs of the poor, as well as investing in growth and stabilisation packages

While the repercussions of the financial crisis on poverty in the developing world are severe and likely to …

06 Jul 2009 description
report Oxfam

Climate change is damaging people's lives today. Even if world leaders agree the strictest possible curbs on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the prospects are very bleak for hundreds of millions of people, most of them among the world's poorest. This paper puts the dramatic stories of some of those people alongside the latest science on the impacts of climate change on humans. Together they explain why climate change is fundamentally a development crisis.